Business

Wage and Inflation Pressures Mount

February 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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According to most economists, the current low unemployment rate is reflective of what they refer to as “full employment”. Can that rate go lower? And what about the worker shortage we keep hearing about? Will that drive up wages and as a result, also finally bring back a...

Richland County Rebrands With "Renaissance" Initiative

February 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Gerald Seals

Most companies will tell you that their brand, and what it stands for, is their business. Sometimes, a brand can get stale and need rebranding. This can apply to cities and counties, too, as you will soon hear from our next guest. Mike Switzer interviews Gerald Seals,...

The Importance of Employee Education and Motivation

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Howard and Teri Gore

Most managers will tell you how important it is to train and inspire their employees. And those managers are usually with really big companies. It’s not too often we hear about a small business that goes out of their way to do this. Which is why we thought you might want to...

Financial Challenges for Women in the 21st Century

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Even in the 21st century, we continue to be made aware of the many challenges faced by women. And our next guest says that he sees that in their financial lives as well. Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.

SC Business Update from Grady Johnson

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Grady Johnson

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Grady Johnson, president and group publisher for SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report ,...

Changes in Business Insurance for 2018

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Businesses, like individuals, face a myriad of risks. Which is why businesses, like individuals, purchase insurance. As 2018 unfolds, our next guest says that there are some significant challenges facing the business insurance industry that the business community needs to...

Have You Checked Your Roster for “Intrapreneurs”?

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Everyone knows what an entrepreneur is, but have you ever heard of an “intrapreneur?” According to our next guest, intrapreneurs can play a critical role in the success of medium to large companies, yet many companies are unaware that these valuable resources are actually...

Taking a Risk to Help Transform a Downtown

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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When our next guest decided to open a fine dining restaurant in downtown Greenville 21 years ago, many thought he had lost his mind. At that time, the city was still in the planning stages of its downtown transformation and jumping on board that endeavor was certainly a...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Are Financial Planners Scary?

January 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our next guest says that he often senses anxiety coming from the person entering his office. This might not be surprising if our guest were a surgeon, or a dentist. Mike Switzer interviews Noel Swain, a certified financial planner with Provest Wealth Advisors in Spartanburg...

Addressing the Skills Gaps in IT

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Tammy Mainwarring

After a recent study commissioned by our next guest’s organization uncovered some serious skills gaps in our state’s information technology workforce, they decided to help employers address them with a series of upcoming workshops. Mike Switzer interviews Tammy Mainwaring,...

Will New Tax Law Impact Affordable Housing in SC?

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Clayton Ingram

As you are probably starting to find out, the new tax law is affecting a lot of things. Possibly, even affordable housing. In fiscal year 2017, South Carolina’s Housing Tax Credit program allocated over $12 million across 20 new housing developments. But while the tax...

Translating A Business Can Be Challenging

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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In today’s multi-lingual world of commerce, many businesses are committing to translating their website and documents into the home languages of their customers and prospects. But our next guest says that there is a lot more to translating than most companies realize. Mike...

Social Security Payment Strategies

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joy Watkins

As our population continues to age, more and more people are entering the Social Security system. But our next guest says that the big question for most people is: when is the best time to actually do so? At age 62, 65, or later? Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins, a...

The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

January 8, 2018 - Posted in Making it Grow by Sean Flynn
Amanda McNulty and Jody Martin

The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo was established to serve as an umbrella event for all aspects of Agriculture and Agribusiness. Designed to incorporate the industry’s deep traditional roots along with today’s thriving innovations, this event streamlines the promotion and the...

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